I hated Ash vs Liza and Tate. Not just because of that Thunder Armor crap but because the Mossdeep gym looked cool but the writing staff decided to change the location in the second half of the battle to some generic rocky area outside.
Also early series syndrome made this league worse than the others because so many trainers had weak Pokemon i.e. Ritchie and his opponent were using unevolved Pokemon like Spearow and Tentacool in the Top 8.
The Haunter vs Kadabra episode mostly for having a misleading title since they didn't actually fight each other. The whole Saffron plot was stupid but that final episode was super anticlimactic.
Also the Pikachu's Goodbye episode because it was just a way to shill Pikachu some more and it had a...
It sucked for the most part. The opening ceremony was cool but the momentum wasn't kept. Also I wish Moltres had played a bigger part throughout the league and not just at the beginning. The high points where Ash vs Jeanette mostly because of Muk lol.
The Team Plasma stuff could be explained away because of the original two part episode being banned so the original Team Plasma plot got scrapped and the writing staff had to deal with B2W2's Team Plasma instead.
Also in case you haven't noticed they're not exactly the best anime writers in...
God that was so pointless. The magic episode made a big deal about Ash transforming into a Pikachu only for it to be dropped a few seconds into the next episode. The transformation plot deserved to be a whole mini arc of its own.
So Ash has beaten trainers with more experience than him using last minute battle tactics that he pulls straight outta his ass and you don't see how that's a gimmick...? Really?
A lot of his wins were done by him coming up with some plan based on a stray observation that he made and then he...
Trip's 1st episode. Not because I had a problem with Snivy beating Pikachu even though it was plot induced bs, but because his 1st episode made him seem like a total Paul wannabe.
He eventually got his own distinct personality and goal but in that 1st BW episode he came off as really lame to me.
Goh because he has the bigger role so we get to see more of him actually improving his goal. He's not the best travel buddy that Ash has had but I don't think he's anywhere as bad as some people claim.
It was a major phenomenon and the show got dubbed in basically every major language from what I've heard. The Italian dub is supposedly infamous for being really inaccurate though lol more than the 4kids version even.
For a long time I thought she wouldn't actually be Ash and Goh's travel buddy and that she would stay in the sidelines and only appear once in a while but she became way more active than I expected.
I think her getting Eevee was foreshadowing for her to use Gigantamax Eevee. I don't think her...